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ἔμπυ^ρος , ον, (πῦρ), on or by the fire, σκεύη . implements used at the fire, opp. ἄπυρα, Pl.Lg.679a; . τέχνη the work of the forge, smith's art, Id.Prt.321e (but in E.Ph.954, the art of divining by fire, soothsaying trade (v. infr. 111)); “ΧειρώνακτεςAel.NA2.31.
II. exposed to fire or sun, burnt, scathed, “νεκρόςE.Ph.1186; roasted, “σάρξAP6.89 (Maec.); fiery hot, torrid, “ΧώραStr.16.1.10; “ἀήρThphr. CP1.13.5; [ ὥρα] -ωτάτη ib.4; feverish, Hp.Morb.2.40 (v.l. ἐμπύρετος)“; λοιμοίLXXAm.4.2; inflammatory, of a bite, Arist.Mir. 846b16; heated, of a cautery iron, PMed.Lond.155.3.2.
2. burning, scorching, “ἠέλιοςAP9.24 (Leon.): metaph. of persons, fiery, Plu.Num.5. Adv. “-ως, ἐρᾶνPoll.3.68.
3. lighted, “λαμπάςAP 6.100 (Crin.); βωμός ib.10.7 (Arch.).
III. of or for a burntoffering, “ὀρθοστάταιE.Hel.547.
2. as Subst., ἔμπυρα (sc. ἱερά), τά, burnt sacrifices, opp. ἄπυρα, Pi.O.8.3, cf. A.Ch.485 (prob.); δι᾽ ἐμπύρων σπονδὰς καθεῖναι to make libations at the burnt-offerings, E. IA59 (hence ἔμπυρα are improperly used for σπονδαί, S.El.405); κατάρας ἐπὶ ἐμπύρων ποιεῖσθαι swear upon the sacrifice, Plb.16.31.7, cf. App.Hisp.9; esp. of burnt-offerings as used for purposes of divination (v. supr.1), S.Ant.1005; “εἰς ἔμπυρ᾽ ἦλθεE.IT16; also “ἐμπύρους ἀκμάςId.Ph.1255; “ἔμπυρα σήματ᾽ ἰδέσθαιA.R.1.145: rarely sg., ἔμπυρον, τό, PMag.Osl.1.69, dub. sens. in PCair.Zen.14.17.
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